Qatar Airways orders 14 Boeing 777 jets worth $4.8 billion

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LE BOURGET, France — Boeing says Qatar Airways is buying 14 new 777 passenger and freighter jets worth up to $4.8 billion, as industry professionals gather at the Paris Air Show.

The U.S. plane maker announced Monday that Qatar Airways ordered 10 of the 777-8X jets — a more fuel-efficient model of the 777 — and four 777 freighter jets.

Customers routinely work out discounts off list prices.

Qatar has been a major customer of rivals Boeing and Airbus in recent years.

Boeing and Airbus are announcing a flurry of plane orders on Monday, the first day of the air show.

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